The Little Epicurean

Jul 20 2017

French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

My love for pizza started in elementary school. Every Friday our cafeteria would serve French bread pizza. I thought it was the most amazing thing ever. It was cheesy, saucy, and oh so tasty. The crust was sturdy enough for me to hold the entire pizza in my little hands. I’d often return home with a joker-like stain of tomato sauce around my mouth. I was a voracious and messy eater. You should have seen my face on Sloppy Joe lunch days.

Forget the frozen French bread pizzas of high school and college years. It’s unbelievably easy to make French bread pizza at home using store-bought French bread (or Italian bread, or whatever soft loaf of bread your market sells). Using the broiler setting of your oven, it only takes minutes to have a hot, bubbling, saucy French bread pizza in your hands. 

Jul 18 2017

Skillet Rocky Road Brownies

Skillet Rocky Road Brownie

I made skillet rocky road brownies for three reasons. 1.) Chocolate is a must when you’re watching any Game of Thrones season premier. 2.) GOT is chock full of drama, obstacles, challenges, and bumps in the road. In the dessert world that translates to rocky road! 3.) With these skillet brownies, everyone gets their own.

Jul 13 2017

Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum Cocktail

Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Cocktail

Homemade version of the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum cocktail from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Made with rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and orange juice, it’s a cross between a Pina Colada and a Painkiller.  “In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room, in the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room, all the

Jul 11 2017

Classic Mint Julep

Mint Julep

Lisa, it’s your birthday. Happy birthday, Lisa. Lisa, it’s your birthday. Happy birthday, Lisa. Yeah!  Alex sings a version of this song to me every year. While most people think of the standard happy birthday song, this is the song we think of for birthdays. We celebrated my birthday

Jul 06 2017

A Week on the Big Island Hawaii

Big Island Hawaii Travel Guide: What to eat, see, and do

Aloha! Welcome to the Big Island. Official named Hawaii, this is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands (and it continues to grow due to volcanic activity). Kailua-Kona on the west and Hilo on the east are the island’s two main cities. The island has a very diverse landscape with lava rocks on the west and

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